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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7B GUILD, from page 1B county is grown elsewhere. Powell spoke of the impact that has on the local economy. "Food is one of the things where almost all of the value of food production leaves the community if it's not grown here. We're not getting that multiplier effect of spending locally." A 2013 study done at Cornell University on the multiplier effect of food hubs with a focus on local farms suggests a net output multiplier of 1.63. For every dollar spent on truly local produce, $1.63 will circulate through the local economy. There are several avenues currently in place for consumers to purchase the local goods. Customers can find Plumas Grown produce at Quincy Natural Foods, Feather River Food Co-op in Portola, Lupines in Greenville, the Quincy Certified Farmers' Market and Romano's Certified Farmers' Market in Beckwourth. Plumas residents can also become members of High Altitude Harvest Community Supported Agriculture to receive local goods. CSA members sign up at the beginning of the growing season, in the spring, and commit to the whole season. Once a week, members get a share of produce. High Altitude Harvest offers various options depending on how much produce a customer wants to receive each week. Customers can also opt to receive grass-fed beef, fresh bread, hand-spun yarn and farm-fresh eggs. The CSA has pickup sites in Quincy, Graeagle, Blairsden and Portola. This year, the CSA also plans to offer an autumn-season option in the Quincy pickup location. "It's become an incredible resQurceor localffahs,1 because we can count o it/' said Powell. "As a grower, customers committing for a whole season is a beautiful thing." More information on the CSA and pricing is availahle at highaltitudeharvest.com. Vanessa Vasquez, of Bike Basket Growers, displays the freshly cut flowers grown on her farm. Photos courtesy Plumas Farmers Guild Gary Romano from Sierra Valley Farms in Beckwourth picks organic carrots from his farm. Romano holds regular farmers" markets in Beckwourth during the summer. Farmers' fair features film On Tuesday, April 28, the Town Hall Theatre will host a free screening of short documentary film, "Elevate Tahoe: Food Innovations at 6,000 Feet." The film highlights individuals and organizations in the Tahoe region with unique solutions to the food-related challenges that come with life at 6,000 feet. Organizers say the innovations are varied, inspiring and bear witness to the Tahoe food. The film highlights inspired efforts by the following: --A mother sharing her initial backyard gardening failures, and the techniques she's learned that bring her laundry baskets of tomatoes and fresh salad all year long. --A forager dishing up the bounty of the Sierra landscape, showing how a reconnection to ancient wisdom can feed us today and be highly nutritious. --A Sierra Valley farmer who extends his growing season with an underground bunker that provides greens to Truckee/Tahoe in the dead of winter. --The schooI district's Harves t of the Month program that has kids willingly eating veggies like kale, beets and jicama, while understanding their nutritional makeup. In addition to the film screening there will be a Food & Farmers Fair on the street from 5 to 7 p.m. in front of the theatre with local farmers, farm organizations and the Public Health Agency presenting information about how residents can purchase Plumas Grown food or grow their own. After the film there willbe presentations by the fflmmakers, film star Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms, Elizabeth Powell, Brian Sundberg for the Plumas County Farm Guild and the Plumas County Public Health Agency. The Plumas County Farm Guild is a group of Plumas County farmers and ranchers in the infancy stages of organization. Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. at the Quincy Natural Foods demonstration building across from the store. Though all Plumas County farmers and ranchers are welcome, there is a core group of farmers currently attending the meetings. Elizabeth Powell said she got hooked on farming at an early age, and over the past 10 years she has worked to grow the local food and farming movement. Each summer she can be found distributing locally grown food to members of the High Altitude Harvest CSA and running the 2.5-acre Five Foot Farm in Quincy with her farming partner, Cody Reed. Most recently the Plumas Farmers Guild has worked to create a new Plumas Grown logo to help shoppers easily identify products grown in local communities. Plumas County Public Health Agency will provide information about using CalFresh benefits to purchase plant starts and seeds, as well as other healthy eating material. Plumas Arts presents the event in partnership with the Plumas County Public Health Agency, Quincy Natural Foods and the Plumas Farmers Guild. This is part of a series of films is made possible with a 20,000 Lives targeted grant. April is Alcohol Awareness .Month Do you drink responsibly? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has established low-risk drinking limits. The low risk limits for women and men over 65 are three drinks on any day and no more than seven drinks per week. For men under 65 the low-risk drinking limits are not more than four drinks on any day and no more than 14 drinks per week. The standard alcoholic beverage size for one drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine and 1-1/2 ounces of liquor. Exceeding the low-risk drinking limits puts one at greater risk for health problems (cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, injury, diabetes, accident/death, suicide DUIs/DWIs and other criminal justice involvement, and falls and other injuries or trauma. Low risk is not no risk. Evefl one or two drinks can be too much when driving or operating machinery, pregnant or breastfeeding, taking certain medications and if there is a history of alcohol or substance use disorder. Some ways to cut back to a safer level of alcohol consumption include measuring and counting, setting goals, pacing and spacing, including food, avoiding triggers, planning for urges and knowing your "no." --Measure and count: Keep to the standard size, count drinks on a phone or calendar. ' efgJalsiiJecide how my ........ c :,J, , days a week to drink and how many drinks each day. --Pace and space: Sip slowly, only one drink per hour. Alternate with water, soda or juice. --Include food: Don't drink on an empty stomach. Eat while you drink. --Avoid triggers: Avoid people, places and activities that trigger the urge to drink. --Plan for urges: Do a distracting activity. Talk to someone. Ride out the feeling. --Know your "no": Use a polite, convincing "no" when you don't want a drink. ff you or someone you know needs assistance in reducing alcohol use or abuse don't hesitate to contact Plumas County Alcohol and Other Drug bervlces at 7z-7oau.  The Plumas Grown logo is seen on the shopping bag of this General Building Contractor mockup, designed by Brad Bodenham of Hambell Designs in Calif. Lic.#453927 Quincy. Photo courtesy Hambell Designs (530) 283-2035 "Aphrodite" "Aphrodite & Tiger" are both domestic shorthair tabby's along with being spayed and neutered. Their owner moved and left them behind. They are older and would LOVE an older owner. "Ziggy" is a LAB Cattle dog cross. He is not neutered and is about 1.5 years old. He is a sweet boy, LOVES to SMILE and would make a GREAT new addition to anyone! Were talking BEST FRIEND material. "Ziggy" Adopt I cat and svc svill svave the adoption fee on the 2n(I cat.* Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staffing, calling prior to visiting shelter is recommended. All potential adopters must complete an adoption consultation form and be approved prior to adoption. Adoption fees are $10.00 for dogs and cats, license fee for dogs are $15.00 per year. AMERICAN VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL We carry a wide selection of pet food  . and Flea & Tick products 283-4500   Alta & Lee Rd. Quincy Plumas County Animal Shelter 201 N Mill Creek Road, Quincy, CA 95971 For More Information or to View More Pets, Visit Us at www.petfinder.com ./